K – 12

Education is important to the local leadership in Crook County. There is a strong K-12 public school system through the Crook County School District. The District has seven schools: one high school; one alternative high school and other alternative programs; one middle school; two in-town elementary schools; and two rural elementary schools.

In the last decade, the community has made important investments in infrastructure, including the construction of a modern, two-story, contemporary-styled high school, and a new county library. For more information about the Crook County School District, visit their website at or call 541-447-5664.

Higher Education

OSU Crook County Open Campus is your contact to provide local access to learning that meets the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and Crook County. OSU Crook County Open Campus works to bring educational credit and non credit classes from Oregon State University, Central Oregon Community College, OSU Cascades, and other institutions of higher education to Crook County. COCC Crook County OSU Open Campus Computer and Education Center.

The COCC Crook County OSU Open Campus Computer and Education Center is Crook County’s new home for public computer access, educational classes, and community functions. This new 12,000 sq ft facility has four classrooms, a computer lab, teaching kitchen, and conference room. The building is available to rent for private functions and meetings.

For more information please contact:
Becky Munn, Open Campus Education Coordinator, OSU Open Campus: Email or 541-416-4960
Suzie Kristensen, COCC Prineville Campus Coordinator, COCC Crook County OSU Open Campus Computer and Education Center: Email or 541-477-6264

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) offers lower division transfer programs, some courses in Prineville and via distance education, as well as at their Redmond and Bend campuses. COCC also offers one-year and two-year professional-technical programs, continuing education classes and industry-specific training.



Oregon State University – Cascades Campus is located on the COCC campus in Bend at 2600 NW College Way, Bend, 97701. Log onto or call 541-322-3100 to learn more about this option. OSU offers over 19 diverse Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs.



Continuing Education

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) also offers job training and classes.


The Crook County Library has a collection of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, books on tape, CDs, videos, DVDs and periodicals, and reference materials for in-library use. The library also has several Internet terminals available for public use. The Library is located at 175 NW Meadow Lakes and can be contacted at 541-447-7978.